Alaska Airlines 737-900ER. Artist's rendering: Courtesy, Boeing. Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, reported 2010 net income of $251.1 million, its highest single-year profit ever and more than double the $121.6 million earned in 2009. It also announced firm orders for 13 Boeing 737-900ERs—its first for the type—and two 737-800s. The contract, which includes exercised options previously placed by Alaska, is valued at $1.3 billion at list ...

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